Kenji, the Monster
Hug it Out
Here are two of the six tables we covered with cookies for our annual holiday cookie swap party. There were 46 kinds of cookies in all; check 'em out in our recap.
Everyone gather 'round for a sausage tasting!
Happy Birthday, Ben!
To celebrate Ben's birthday, we surprised him with a pile of Buffalo wings and Chinatown hot dog buns, two of his favorite foods.
Ice Cream Tasting
Today we tasted four kinds of vanilla in the form of homemade ice cream.
Kenji helped Ed do a blind tasting.
We also tasted the vanilla in the form of sugar cookies.
Fruit Cake Taste Test
And after we had filled up on ice cream and sugar cookies, we did a fruit cake taste test.
By this point, everyone felt gross. No offense to our friend Christopher Stephens, who made the fruit cake. We were all just...very...full.
Donner and Blitzen
Gotta name those fruit cakes.
Say Hello to Cricket!
We don't have any new dog photos this week, but thanks to Chicago contributor Dennis Lee, we have this bit of cuteness for ya! Here's his cat Cricket, looking very snug and cozy.
Hambone wasn't in the office this week, so we had to get...creative. Our office is a little obsessed with doge. Ok, maybe more than a little.
Robyn made this today. ...Here you go.